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Edinburgh City reaction

Edinburgh City reaction

Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay admits his side failed to trouble Edinburgh City as a forgettable encounter ended in a 1-0 defeat in the capital.

Derek Riordan fired home from 20 yards in the last minute to earn City a third straight win in their final fixture at Meadowbank Stadium before a three-year groundshare with Spartans at Ainslie Park, as our slim play-off hopes were ended.

Mackay said: “We didn’t do enough to win the game. The goal was the only real bit of quality and just about the only shot on target. It was a poor game on a horrible pitch – dry and bobbly – and our decision making all over the park was very poor.

“We gave ourselves an opportunity to do something in terms of the play-offs after a good run but we haven’t done well enough in the last few weeks.

“Over the course of the season we are probably where we deserve to be in the table and we have a lot of rebuilding to do over the summer.”

Edinburgh City boss Gary Jardine said: “We wanted to sign off on a high in our last game here and that’s why we pushed so many bodies forward at the end.

“We got lucky with the ball falling to Derek Riordan because he is probably the only player on the park who could have scored that goal – it was a fantastic finish.”

Cowdenbeath reaction

Cowdenbeath reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay admits there were no positives as we slumped to a 3-0 defeat to bottom club Cowdenbeath at Forthbank on Saturday. On-loan Livingston striker Dale Carrick scored twice and Kris Renton was also on target as the Blue Brazil beat us here for the second time this season. Mackay said: “The only… read more

Berwick reaction

Berwick reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay saw his side rekindle our play-off hopes with a seventh win in eight games on Saturday after losing to Forfar last week. Darren Smith’s 11th goal of the season, and his fifth in the past five games, earned the Binos a 1-0 victory at Berwick. Chris Smith saved a penalty… read more

Clyde reaction

Clyde reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay praised his side for their second-half comeback as we beat Clyde 3-2 at Broadwood on Saturday to make it six wins in a row for the first time since 2006/07. Peter MacDonald gave the Bully Wee an interval lead and they were back in front through David Gormley’s penalty after… read more

Annan reaction

Annan reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay praised his side for digging in for a 1-0 win against fourth-placed Annan Athletic at Forthbank on Saturday. Darren Smith’s eighth goal of the season earned the Binos a fifth straight league success for the first time since season 2008/09 and ended Annan’s five-game winning streak. Mackay, who confirmed that… read more

Cowdenbeath reaction

Cowdenbeath reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay was delighted to see his side complete a great week with a 2-0 win away to bottom club Cowdenbeath in difficult conditions. Ross Smith and Sean Dickson got the goals after Chris Smith saved Dale Carrick’s early penalty in a match that passed an 11.00am inspection but appeared to be… read more

Elgin reaction

Elgin reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay was understandably delighted after Sean Dickson’s injury-time winner saw us beat Elgin City 1-0 at Forthbank on Tuesday evening. It means Albion are 11 points clear of bottom club Cowdenbeath, who have two games in hand, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Central Park. Mackay said: “We’ve scored a lot of… read more

Edinburgh City reaction

Edinburgh City reaction

Stirling Albion boss Dave Mackay admitted it wasn’t pretty to watch but was delighted to see his side secure a vital 1-0 win over Edinburgh City at Forthbank. Ross Kavanagh’s first-half goal proved decisive but the Lowland League champions did most of the pressing after the break as we held on for an important three… read more

Arbroath reaction

Arbroath reaction

Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay felt a draw was about right after it ended 1-1 at a blustery Gayfield. Darren Smith gave us the lead with his sixth goal of the season early in the second half but Steven Doris hauled Arbroath level soon after. Both sides had chances to win it in the closing… read more

Berwick reaction

Berwick reaction

Binos boss Dave Mackay praised his side for battling back to draw 2-2 with Berwick Rangers at Forthbank but admits the visitors should have been out of sight. Lee Hamilton and Aaron Murrell had Berwick two goals ahead at the break but trialist Aiden Malone got one back with four minutes left and Sean Dickson… read more